Author Archives: Yvan

I've been trading for a living since 2006. By merging mindfulness (an in-depth study of the mind and its tendencies in the present moment), a good trading process, and an efficient business practice, I went from being a losing trader to a consistently profitable one. Through my work here at Trading Composure, I aim at helping you do the same.
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Executive function skills: why you need to develop them – and fast!

The executive function lives in a little chunk of your frontal lobe

In a nutshell, the ability to trade successfully (the ability to do what needs to be done for the sake of your longer term results) depends on something called executive function, which lives in a little chunk of your frontal lobe.

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The Original Mind and its empty nature

This is a passage from a short book I’m currently reading. Ajahn Chah, the author, explains beautifully in few words what afflicts us as humans. And to my lack of surprise, it’s something a lot of people fail to explain in, sometimes, 300+ pages books…

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How to build lasting wealth in the markets in 4 easy steps

How to build lasting wealth in the markets

The year is 2006, it’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday, and my work shift just started. Graveyard shifts are always hard on my system and I’ve had barely 2 hours of sleep within the last 24 hour period. Needless to say, I feel exhausted, lifeless, and on edge.

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How can traders curb impulsivity?

How can traders curb impulsivity?

A lot of us traders pride ourselves on being risk-takers. But, risk-taking tends to correlate with impulsivity – as soon as you have a thought, you act on it without thinking about the consequences.

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An Amazing 2017

An Amazing 2017

Start 2017 on the right track with this new Trading For A Living Course

If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled a lot with trading.

You’ve been wondering how some people are able to make a living trading the markets, but so far, the answer has remained elusive….

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You want results? Focus on this!

You want results? Focus on this!

Most struggling traders focus too much on the results they want to achieve in the markets, not the processes that lead to their desired results. But, if you were to ask them, they would probably assert that they do focus on the process.

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Trading for a living: Create a lucrative trading business, travel the world, and work for less than 20h/ week

Trading for a living

Now I know what you might have said to yourself as you read the above title…

“That sounds too good to be true, but let’s check it out anyways…”

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The essential reading list for enlightened traders

The essential reading list for enlightened traders

People have often asked me to compile a list of books that have helped shape my development as a trader, and so I’ve been meaning to compile that list for quite some quite some time now.

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